[LINK] Mindless negativity about Twitter (was Re: Forum on high speed bandwidth in Australia - this Thursday)

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Tue May 5 06:48:30 EST 2009


On 05/05/2009, at 3:53 AM, Tom Koltai wrote:
> There is nothing meaningful that can be said in 140 characters.

That's 63 characters, Tom, so we can therefore deduce that it's NOT  
meaningful?
(80 characters)

High-speed broadband is about latency and jitter more than sheer  
volume of bytes.
(82 characters)

Investing in rural broadband would help alleviate urban congestion and  
rural unemployment.
(90 characters)

A Royal Commission should be held into the $6B purchase of Super  
Hornets the RAAF didn't want.
(94 characters)

E = m c squared.
(16 characters)


> I maintain that Twitter is not a tool that allows constructive
> meaningful feedback.

That is merely an assertion. Easily disproved -- both in theory and  
practice.
(79 characters)

I really wish people would stop saying "Twitter is useless" when  
people ARE using it daily in a myriad of innovative ways.
(128 characters)

Stil



P.S. Character counts are estimates only. Actual counts may differ due  
to line wrapping by email clients and early-morning indifference to  
quality control. No tweets were harmed in the production of this email.



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